With Marvel in determined want of a burst of renewed curiosity and power, MCU followers are more and more sounding just like the Watcher as they ponder the query… What if the OG Avengers returned?
Whereas Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Jeremy Renner’s Hakweye, and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor are all nonetheless knocking across the universe, Avengers: Endgame memorably — and heartbreakingly — wrote Iron Man, Steve Rogers’ Captain America, and Black Widow out of the franchise. On the time this appeared like the best transfer, in order to permit the subsequent technology of heroes to take up the baton.
Nonetheless, 4 years later, with the MCU seemingly having misplaced the clout and field workplace energy it as soon as possessed, there’s rising discuss (began by a tell-all report from Selection) that Marvel is likely to be desirous about breaking its financial institution in an effort to persuade Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson to reprise their beloved roles. Kevin Feige himself has denied it, however that man has extra secrets and techniques than Nick Fury.
So what have the celebrities themselves stated on the matter? Right here’s Downey, Evans, and ScarJo’s most up-to-date feedback on a possible Marvel return.
Showing on Nov. 28, 2023’s version of The View, Evans was fielded with the inevitable query a couple of Captain America comeback. Followers who’ve stored up along with his responses to those queries ever since Endgame got here out gained’t be stunned by his phrases. By the sounds of it, he’s not ruling the chance out, however it’s not like he’s in a rush to steal again his star-spangled defend from Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson. We do have Captain America: Courageous New World coming in February 2025, in any case.
“You understand, I all the time see these studies too, and it’s information to me,” Evans instructed The View. “I believe each couple months, somebody says that they’re getting Downey, and Hemsworth, and Scarlett, and everybody’s coming again! Nobody’s spoken to me about it. And look, I might by no means say by no means, however I actually — I’m very protecting. It’s a really treasured function to me, so it must be excellent.”
On Nov. 14, 2023, Scarlett Johansson raised eyebrows with an much more evasive response to her Marvel future than Evans’. The Black Widow star joked throughout an look on TODAY that they solely means she may return because the late Natasha Romanoff could be by supernatural means.
“I really feel like that’s type of the top, proper?” she remarked. “Like are you able to come again? Might or not it’s a vampire model of the character? Trigger I’m right here for that, like a zombie model, possibly.”
Johansson then obtained right into a teasing back-and-forth with host Al Roker, by which she closely prompt there is likely to be one thing she’s conserving below her hat.
“You actually ask the onerous questions. I really feel like I’ve to let you know, however I really don’t must let you know, Al. I don’t, however I need to so unhealthy!”
It’s a indisputable fact that Johansson is working with Marvel as a producer on an unknown, upcoming mission, so she’s most likely the most certainly to return of this trio.
Robert Downey Jr.
As for the least more likely to return, that needs to be Robert Downey Jr. Because the daddy of the MCU, Tony Stark’s demise in Avengers: Endgame actually wrapped up the Infinity Saga in a bow and acted as the proper farewell to Downey’s time within the franchise. Naturally, then, he has been largely dismissive in regards to the thought of suiting up because the Armored Avenger as soon as extra within the years since.
Downey’s definitive touch upon the topic got here from a Jan. 15, 2020 interview on the Joe Rogan Expertise podcast. “There must be a brilliant compelling argument and a sequence of occasions that made it apparent,” he harassed about working with Marvel once more. “However the different factor is, I wanna do different stuff.”
Equally, Marvel Studios producer Stephen Broussard confirmed to Gizmodo in February 2023 that future appearances from Downey had been “now not [on] the desk,” which indicated that the actor had privately instructed the studio he’s closed the door on Iron Man for good.
All in all, ScarJo? Presumably. Evans? An out of doors probability, however it may occur below the best circumstances. Downey? Yeah, don’t rely on it. And but, that is the MCU, the place something can occur, and one thing drastic undoubtedly must occur, so these Avengers may but reassemble in the future in any case.